Who Is Khadija Ibrahim? Why Did She Resign As Foreign Minister Of Nigeria?

Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim is a Nigerian Politician and the wife to a senator and former Governor of Yobe State. In 2010, She was made the minister of state for foreign Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. She served in her position until she resigned in January 2019, a few weeks to Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential elections. Khadija Ibrahim hails from Yobe State, she is married to Bukar Ibrahim.

Why Did Khadija Ibrahim Resign?

Mrs. Khadija Ibrahim handed in her resignation to contest in the February 16th House of Representative election for Damatura/ Gujba/ Gulani/ Tarmuwa in Yobe State. She would rather serve as a member of the House of Representatives than as a foreign affairs minister under Muhammadu Buhari’s Government.

In October 2018, Khadija contested against and defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Bukar Ibrahim, to pick the ticket of the All Progressive Congress during the state APC primaries. She contested in the primaries months before she officially resigned.

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